Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

Dr. Balasubramanian K.
Dr. Balasubramanian K.
M.Sc (Chem. Tech), PhD (UK), FIoN (UK), MIMMM C Eng (UK)
Professor,Dean(SA),HoD-Mat Sci & Engg
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Academic Experience :
  • Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, DIAT(DU), Pune (2014- )
  • Associsate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, DIAT (DU), Pune (2010-2014)
    Lecturer, Technology of Paints, Pigment & Plastics, UICT, Mumbai
  • Research Scientist, IPTME, Loughborough University, UK
  • Research Fellow, Dept. of Materials, Loughborough University, UK
  • Research Fellow, Wolfsons School of Mech.Eng, Lough.Uni. UK
  • Visiting Professor, Loughborough University, UK

Visiting Professor, Birmingham University, UK

Industrial Experience :
  • Research Manager (Technology), UK Materials Technology Research Institute (UKMatRI) Pera Innovation Park, UK

Engineer, Olbrich  GmBH,India

Professional Membership :
  • * Charted Engineer: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (U.K.)
    * Fellw Institute of Nanotechnology, (U.K)
Collaborations :
Research: Industrial:
  • Teknologisk Institutt, Norway
  • Fraunhofer Technology, Germany
  • Goteborg University, Sweden
  • YKI, Sweden
  • Loughborough University, UK
  • Technological Institute of Iceland, Iceland
  • Sirris, Belgium
  • Laser Optical Engineering, UK
  • Impact colours, UK
  • Brodarski Institute, Croatia
  • Dow Chemicals, Netherlands
  • Church & Dwight, USA
  • Wellstream International, UK
  • Reddiplex, UK
  • Hubron Master batches, UK
  • Minelco, UK 
  • Roxtec, Denmark
  • Rondol Technology, UK
  • Advanced Surface Polymers, UK
  • Biopac, UK
  • Sorrin International, Italy
Awards & Honours :
  • DIAT(DU), Ministry of Defence Best Researcher Award (2014)
  • DRDO, Ministry of Defence Technology Day Award (2013)
  • DRDO, Ministry of Defence Science Day Award (2012)
  • Technical Excellence Award at UK Mat. Research Institute (2010)
  • Hind Rattan Award (2010)
  • Chartered Engineer, (Institute of Mat, Minerals and Mining) UK
  • Innovative Scientist award at PERA/ UK MatRI (2007).
  • Technical Excellence Award at UK MatRI (2007).
  • Overseas Research Scheme (ORS), UK (2000 – 03).
  • Best Doc.Degree Award of PhD ‘, LoughboroughUni.,UK, (2003)

National Lecture competition Award, IoMMM, UK (2002)

Professional Affiliations :
  • Professional Fellow, Institute of Nanotechnology, UK
  • Chartered Engineer (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK)
Area’s of Research :
  • Polymer Technology and Plastics Engineering
  • Surface Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Aerospace Composites
  • Fibre and Nano Technology
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Energy Harvesting

Publications (Total) Book Chapter
Journals Conference Proceedings Patents
Invited Talks
189 04 40 90 15 40

Articles (Latest Five)


  • Nitesh Singh, Balasubramanian K., “An effective Technique for removal and recovery of Uranium(VI) from Aqueous Solution using Cellulose- camphor soot nanofibers. RSC Advances,2014, 4, 27691-27701.
  • Prashant Rule and Balasubramanian K., Renuka R. Gonte “Uranium VI remediation from aqueous environment using impregnated cellulose beads”, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2014, 136, 22-29.
  • Sahoo,BN and Balasubramanian K., “Recent progress in fabrication and characterization of hierarchical biomimetic superhydrophobic structures, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 22053-22093.
  • Sahoo,BN. and Balasubramanian K., “Photoluminescent carbon soot particles derived from controlled combustion of camphor for superhydrophobicapplication”, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 11331-11342.
  • Sahoo,BN. and Balasubramanian K., Controlled Fabrication of Non-Fluoro Polymer Composite Film with Hierarchically Nano Structured Fibers,” Progress in organic coating, 2014, 77, 904-907.